American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strong or exaggerated sense of masculinity stressing attributes such as physical courage, virility, domination of women, and aggressiveness.
- n. An exaggerated sense of strength or toughness: "People prefer raw-milk cheese for its subtlety and depth of flavor, not out of some kind of foodie machismo” ( Corby Kummer).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A strong, and by some considered exaggerated, sense of manly pride, associated with an attitude that the proper expression of masculinity includes virility, courage, and an entitlement to dominate, especially over women.
- n. An exaggerated sense of power entitling one to dominate others.
- n. exaggerated masculinity
- First attested 1940, from American Spanish machismo, from Spanish macho ("male"), + suffix -ismo ("-ism"). (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, from macho, male; see macho. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Though it’s understandable how a culture that invented the term machismo might be uncomfortable lionizing a gay icon, it’s ironic that Morrissey has now been adopted by two diametrically opposed subcultures.”
“We all need a wake up call sometimes, and too many college guys just need to wake up to the fact that their machismo is immature, unappreciated, more than unattractive.”
“I know there are some people to whom machismo is a turn-on, but if they have any sense, they'll save it for their personal ads and keep it out of the foreign policy of the United States.”
“However, with isolated exceptions, Mexico has been a male-dominated society for a long time, and the spirit of machismo is still very strong in many parts of the country.”
“That they manage to portray their pearl-clutching and feinting as machismo is a miracle of public relations and media manipulation.”
“The whiny voice and convoluted over-estimation of his own machismo is now dead to me.”
“She does the driving, a rarity in machismo Mexico; Javier, by choice, has never learned.”
“And it has a rather unique reputation, especially here in machismo Mexico.”
“For instance, the British use the word machismo (but pronounce it, almost invariably, as if it were a loanword from Italian, with a - k-where the Spanish has a - tch -).”
“With regard to homosexuals, Castro stresses, "Revolutionary homophobia is a simple extension of Latin American machismo.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘machismo’.
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
My big word list.
because wordsmith is not a verb.
Words I like them.
i am still copying down lists but i am in the 5th grade and got fourth in the spelling bee out of 26 people, the word i missed was candelabra, well next year i will win because now i know the words
words used by the NYT's perfume critic, Chandler Burr in a recent article 'reviewing' three fragrances, or in my satirical response to Chandler's review.
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